Monday, April 18, 2016

The End of the World? When?

The End of the World

“The world is passing away and so is its desire,” says1 John 2:17. What is that “world”? How and when will it pass away?

What is the “world” that will end?


Because the world in question has ‘desires’ that merit God’s disapproval, it is obviously not the literal earth. Rather, it is the world of mankind who disregard God, making themselves his enemy. (James 4:4) The people who make up that world “will undergo the judicial punishment of everlasting destruction.” (2 Thessalonians 1:7-9) On the other hand, people who remain “no part of the world,” in obedience to Jesus Christ, have the prospect of everlasting life.John 15:19.
Indeed, 1 John 2:17 concludes: “The one who does the will of God remains forever.” Yes, that one has the prospect of everlasting life right here on earth, as stated at Psalm 37:29: “The righteous will possess the earth, and they will live forever on it.”
“Do not love either the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him.”1 John 2:15.

How will the world end?


The end will come in two main stages. First, God will destroy organized false religion, portrayed as a prostitute named “Babylon the Great.” (Revelation 17:1-5; 18:8) While professing loyalty to God, she has consorted with the world’s political leaders. These very rulers, however, will turn on her. “[They] will hate the prostitute and will make her devastated and naked, and they will eat up her flesh [or, riches] and completely burn her with fire.”Revelation 17:16.

Sunday, April 17, 2016

Why Are the 7 Churches of Revelation SO IMPORTANT? Because They Are US! NEW INFO!

The 7 Churches of Asia Minor are actually a reflection of the church through the ages in seven themes (that are also particularly relevant to the End Times and the impending rapture of the Church).

A Covenant Between God, Moses and the Hebrew People

Here, God makes his first official declaration that God shall be the God of the Hebrew People:
"I will take you as my own people, and I will be your God. Then you will know that I am the Lord your God, who brought you out from under the yoke of the Egyptians." (Exodus6:7)
This has great repercussions for the rest of salvation history.  Not only will God take in the Hebrew People as his own, but this is a foreshadowing of what was to be created by God:  the Church of God. And, in this action, God takes as his beloved bride, the Hebrew People and, later, the Church.

Fast Forward - The Songs of Solomon

The Songs of Solomon are quite possibly the most romantic and "mushy" books of the Bible.   And, quite frankly, it reads like a love letter from a husband to his wife.

The Husband is God.  The "wife" is the "People of God" and at the time the book was written was specifically for the Jewish people and conveyed God's undying love for his "bride" (again, the Jewish People).

Of course, having a wife would require the traditional treatment of love and the Songs of Solomon are a testament to that love.  Later, the bride wold also include, not only the Jewish People, but also the Church.  For it is written:
The Remnant of Israel
11 I ask then: Did God reject his people? By no means! I am an Israelite myself, a descendant of Abraham, from the tribe of Benjamin. 2 God did not reject his people, whom he foreknew. Don’t you know what Scripture says in the passage about Elijah—how he appealed to God against Israel: 3 “Lord, they have killed your prophets and torn down your altars; I am the only one left, and they are trying to kill me”[a]? 4 And what was God’s answer to him? “I have reserved for myself seven thousand who have not bowed the knee to Baal.”[b] 5 So too, at the present time there is a remnant chosen by grace. 6 And if by grace, then it cannot be based on works; if it were, grace would no longer be grace.
7 What then? What the people of Israel sought so earnestly they did not obtain. The elect among them did, but the others were hardened, 8 as it is written:
“God gave them a spirit of stupor,
    eyes that could not see
    and ears that could not hear,
to this very day.”[c]
9 And David says:
“May their table become a snare and a trap,
    a stumbling block and a retribution for them.
10 May their eyes be darkened so they cannot see,
    and their backs be bent forever.”[d]
Ingrafted Branches
11 Again I ask: Did they stumble so as to fall beyond recovery? Not at all! Rather, because of their transgression, salvation has come to the Gentiles to make Israel envious. 12 But if their transgression means riches for the world, and their loss means riches for the Gentiles, how much greater riches will their full inclusion bring!
13 I am talking to you Gentiles. Inasmuch as I am the apostle to the Gentiles, I take pride in my ministry 14 in the hope that I may somehow arouse my own people to envy and save some of them. 15 For if their rejection brought reconciliation to the world, what will their acceptance be but life from the dead? 16 If the part of the dough offered as firstfruits is holy, then the whole batch is holy; if the root is holy, so are the branches.
17 If some of the branches have been broken off, and you, though a wild olive shoot, have been grafted in among the others and now share in the nourishing sap from the olive root, 18 do not consider yourself to be superior to those other branches. If you do, consider this: You do not support the root, but the root supports you. 19 You will say then, “Branches were broken off so that I could be grafted in.” 20 Granted. But they were broken off because of unbelief, and you stand by faith. Do not be arrogant, but tremble. 21 For if God did not spare the natural branches, he will not spare you either.
22 Consider therefore the kindness and sternness of God: sternness to those who fell, but kindness to you, provided that you continue in his kindness. Otherwise, you also will be cut off. 23 And if they do not persist in unbelief, they will be grafted in, for God is able to graft them in again. 24 After all, if you were cut out of an olive tree that is wild by nature, and contrary to nature were grafted into a cultivated olive tree, how much more readily will these, the natural branches, be grafted into their own olive tree!         (Romans 11: 1-24)
Paul goes on to state that the Church (as well as the Jewish People) were the Bride of Christ.  (The Christian-Jewish schism started during the lifetime of Jesus' ministry on earth.  The early Christian Church had been a mix of Jews and gentile believers.  God never intended that his Holy Church should be split between Jews and gentiles but because of the disbelief that continued, the split came anyway.  And, with an exploding gentile following, more church buildings were needed for meetings).  However, Paul finishes Romans 11 with the statement that the Jews would eventually be saved and new this as God had confirmed it by the rise of the 144,000 Jewish emissaries that God would provide Israel in the last days).

The Bride of Christ (Jesus refers to Himself as Bridegroom & Uses the Parable of the 10 Virgins)

Jesus spoke that he would leave his bride (the Church) and that during that time, the Church would fast regarding his death and ultimate assumption into heaven:
Jesus answered, “How can the guests of the bridegroom mourn while he is with them? The time will come when the bridegroom will be taken from them; then they will fast." (Matthew 9:15)
Also, Jesus mentions the return of the Bridegroom and the "readiness" of the virgins in time for the Supper of the Bridegroom ("Marriage Supper of the Lamb"):
The Parable of the Ten Virgins
25 “At that time the kingdom of heaven will be like ten virgins who took their lamps and went out to meet the bridegroom. 2 Five of them were foolish and five were wise. 3 The foolish ones took their lamps but did not take any oil with them. 4 The wise ones, however, took oil in jars along with their lamps. 5 The bridegroom was a long time in coming, and they all became drowsy and fell asleep.
6 “At midnight the cry rang out: ‘Here’s the bridegroom! Come out to meet him!’
7 “Then all the virgins woke up and trimmed their lamps. 8 The foolish ones said to the wise, ‘Give us some of your oil; our lamps are going out.’
9 “‘No,’ they replied, ‘there may not be enough for both us and you. Instead, go to those who sell oil and buy some for yourselves.’
10 “But while they were on their way to buy the oil, the bridegroom arrived. The virgins who were ready went in with him to the wedding banquet. And the door was shut.
11 “Later the others also came. ‘Lord, Lord,’ they said, ‘open the door for us!’
12 “But he replied, ‘Truly I tell you, I don’t know you.’
13 “Therefore keep watch, because you do not know the day or the hour.
Jesus says that we do not know the "hour" when he will arrive.  We understand that in the End Times Jesus makes TWO great appearances.  The first time is during the Rapture of the Church where Paul writes that the Church must be ready and prepared to leave on a moment's notice (this includes living a good, moral life):
1 Thessalonians 4
Living to Please God
4 As for other matters, brothers and sisters, we instructed you how to live in order to please God, as in fact you are living. Now we ask you and urge you in the Lord Jesus to do this more and more. 2 For you know what instructions we gave you by the authority of the Lord Jesus.
3 It is God’s will that you should be sanctified: that you should avoid sexual immorality; 4 that each of you should learn to control your own body[a] in a way that is holy and honorable, 5 not in passionate lust like the pagans, who do not know God; 6 and that in this matter no one should wrong or take advantage of a brother or sister.[b] The Lord will punish all those who commit such sins, as we told you and warned you before. 7 For God did not call us to be impure, but to live a holy life. 8 Therefore, anyone who rejects this instruction does not reject a human being but God, the very God who gives you his Holy Spirit.
9 Now about your love for one another we do not need to write to you, for you yourselves have been taught by God to love each other. 10 And in fact, you do love all of God’s family throughout Macedonia. Yet we urge you, brothers and sisters, to do so more and more, 11 and to make it your ambition to lead a quiet life: You should mind your own business and work with your hands, just as we told you, 12 so that your daily life may win the respect of outsiders and so that you will not be dependent on anybody.
Believers Who Have Died
13 Brothers and sisters, we do not want you to be uninformed about those who sleep in death, so that you do not grieve like the rest of mankind, who have no hope. 14 For we believe that Jesus died and rose again, and so we believe that God will bring with Jesus those who have fallen asleep in him. 15 According to the Lord’s word, we tell you that we who are still alive, who are left until the coming of the Lord, will certainly not precede those who have fallen asleep. 16 For the Lord himself will come down from heaven, with a loud command, with the voice of the archangel and with the trumpet call of God, and the dead in Christ will rise first. 17 After that, we who are still alive and are left will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And so we will be with the Lord forever. 18 Therefore encourage one another with these words.
Having said this, Paul instructs the Church to be prepared for the impending arrival of Jesus.  The rapture of the Church will take place at a time and hour which no one knows but only the Father in heaven.  (Matthew 24:36)

Church Readiness & the 7 Churches of Asia Minor

 In Revelation, Jesus speaks to the 7 Churches of Asia Minor.  Each of these Churches face challenges in some respect.  Those challenges are applicable to the Church today in some way and Jesus addresses these issues:

First, John greets the 7 Churches with the magnificence of Jesus who conquered death and hell and who now holds his churches in his hands as lampstands.  Remember the number 7 represents holiness and perfection as well as the 7 gifts of the Holy Spirit which are perfect in every way.  (John 1)  The seven gifts (or virtues)  of the Holy Spirit is an enumeration of seven spiritual gifts originating with patristic authors, later elaborated by five intellectual virtues and four other groups of ethical characteristics. They are: wisdom, understanding, counsel, knowledge, fortitude, piety, and fear of the Lord (wonder).

Jesus addresses the churches in their present predicament and chastises them for their failures:

Church of Ephesus: The fight against spiritual wickedness and the lack of love for God.

Church of Smyrna: The fight against afflictions, poverty, persecution and slander.

Church of Pergamum: The fight against the City of the Devil, idolatry and sexual immorality

Church of Thyatria: The fight against false prophets, idolatry, Satanism and idolatry

Church of Sardis: The fight against spiritual zombism (or being apart from the Holy Spirit)

Church of Philadelphia: This Church is alive in Christ but still faces Satanism and the Lord has promised them victory over this adversary.

Church of Laodicea: This Church is neither hot nor cold for the Lord in Spirit.  It's a lukewarm regard and therefore, this Church faces the problem of being "too rich" for needing God, but their spirits are impoverished and they need God desperately but do not realize it.

The promises of overcoming the shortfalls are awesome: Not only will these Churches be "Rapture Ready" but also, the rewards for being ready are even greater than this!  Here is what the Jesus promises to his Church if they persevere in the way of living and in the relationship they have with God:

(1)  The right to eat from the tree of life, which is in the paradise of God. (Rev 2:7)
(2)  Will not be hurt at all by the second death (Escape from hell).  (Rev. 2:11)
(3)  Some of the hidden manna (spiritual riches, nourishment and knowledge) and a white stone with a new name written on it, known only to the one who receives it (a renewed life with a new name - a restoration of a new and spiritually prosperous life with God). (Rev 2:17)
(4)  Authority over the nations— that one ‘will rule them with an iron scepter and will dash them to pieces like pottery’.  (Rev. 2: 26 & 27)
(5)  One who is victorious will, like them, be dressed in white. I will never blot out the name of that person from the book of life, but will acknowledge that name before my Father and his angels.    (Rev. 3: 4&5)
(6)  I will make a pillar in the temple of my God. Never again will they leave it. I will write on them the name of my God and the name of the city of my God, the new Jerusalem, which is coming down out of heaven from my God; and I will also write on them my new name.  (Rev. 3:12)
(7)  The right to sit with me on my throne, just as I was victorious and sat down with my Father on his throne. (Quite possibly one of the most awesome promises - Rev. 3:21)

Furthermore, Paul writes of 9 other gifts his Church can apply in everyday life which are given to God's children:
7 Now to each one the manifestation of the Spirit is given for the common good. 8 To one there is given through the Spirit a message of wisdom, to another a message of knowledge by means of the same Spirit, 9 to another faith by the same Spirit, to another gifts of healing by that one Spirit, 10 to another miraculous powers, to another prophecy, to another distinguishing between spirits, to another speaking in different kinds of tongues,[a] and to still another the interpretation of tongues.[b] 11 All these are the work of one and the same Spirit, and he distributes them to each one, just as he determines.    (1 Corinthians 12: 7-11)
In Conclusion

The gifts we get from the Holy Spirit are only half of the gifts that are promised as virtues.  All-in-all, there are these 7 gifts we receive for remaining faithful to God as his IMMEDIATE reward to his children.  However, the ultimate gift is the one which we await until God send Jesus so that we can meet him in air (1 Thessalonians 4:17)...


Saturday, June 27, 2015

Has the United States Become Sodom & Gomorrah... Again?

Has the USA become the next Sodom & Gomorrah with the passing of the Equality of Marriage Act? That is a good question.  And, will the Christians be persecuted when the clergy refuses to perform ceremonies that involve same sex marriage couples?

The question may very well be yes but not simply because of this one particular sin of homosexuality.  Sodom and Gomorrah were destroyed because there was a litany of sins (PLURAL) and God provided his destructive judgment against the cities for this "list of grievances".

Same Sex Marriage - Today

Refusal to provide "services" in such ritual wedding rites have already happened and the militant homosexual reprisals have begun to take shape.  And, the news articles describe the tragedy American Christian businesses and churches are facing because of the Bible's condemnation of homosexuality and their refusal to act in complicity with their sins.

Millionaire Couple Is Suing Church to Hold Their Wedding

Christian Baker Sued for Refusing to Bake for Gay Wedding

The matter has gotten so out of control it has become tragically comical.  These actions would be akin to a Neo-Nazi Group suing a Jewish singer to perform songs at a Nazi rally.  Obviously, "freedom of religion" in the United States should be protected under the the First Amendment. Government deciding whether people acted "rightly" or "wrongly" with regard to matters of faith is a very slippery slope and will only lead to a quagmire of political and religious chaos and fighting.

There can be little doubt that the Bible no longer has any real meaning for society at large and many so-called Christians do not share (or believe in) the same principles and teachings that Jesus and his Apostles (particularly Paul) had on matters of morality and keeping of God's laws, teachings and precepts.

So, what are the consequences of not following the teachings of God's laws, teachings and precepts. As we learned from history, the answer is judgment.

What Were the Sins of Sodom and Gomorrah and Why Were These Cities Destroyed?

Sin of Inhospitable Behavior

Reading Genesis chapters 18 and 19, we see that God refers to an "outcry" and to "sins" but the writings in this section does not detail what the transgressions were.  However, we do see that there are other places in the Bible and other religious writings that the sins are enumerated.

However, the Talmud and Seffer YaHashar recount the many sins regarding the way that Sodom and Gomorrah treated visitors and strangers to their cities.  In several instances, using a Sodomite bed, strangers who were too short for the bed were "stretched" to fit it and those who were too tall were cut to pieces.

In yet another circumstance, a visiting girl was covered with honey and hung from the city walls until she was eaten by bees.  Being a particularly gruesome crime it is no wonder that God heard an "outcry" against the people of the city.  It is even possible that the guardian angels appointed to the people there may have also complained about the behavior of the inhabitants.

Other Sins Are Indicated by the Prophet Jeremiah, Amos, Ezekiel and Jude

Lying, adultery and strengthening the hands of evildoers are the other transgressions mentioned in the Bible. (Jeremiah 23:14)  In another passage, God witnesses the women inhabitants of Jerusalem (like Sodom and Gomorrah) oppress the poor and crush the needy.  (Amos 4:1-11)  Ezekiel even wrote that God saw the women as arrogant, haughty gluttons, and "unconcerned" (apathetic or lacking empathy) for others, did not help the poor and needy, and who were idle and engaged in sinful conduct much like the women of Sodom. (Ezekiel 16: 49, 50)

Jude wrote of the fornication committed in Sodom and Gomorrah for which God also condemned the cities.  (Jude 1:7)

While "other sins" may have not been fully enumerated elsewhere, it is generally considered that the sins of Sodom and Gomorrah extend beyond the list given here.  These may also include murder, theft, blasphemy just to name a few sins and iniquities committed therein.

Acts of Homosexuality

No doubt God and his angels witnessed the sins of homosexuality and the resident men of these cities spoke plainly of their desire to engage in homosexuality and homosexual rape.  Both of these sins - the sin of homosexuality - is condemned in the Bible.  (Leviticus 18:22)  It is understood that the sin committed by men in the practice of homosexuality also apply to women.
Because of this, God gave them over to shameful lusts. Even their women exchanged natural sexual relations for unnatural ones. In the same way the men also abandoned natural relations with women and were inflamed with lust for one another. Men committed shameful acts with other men, and received in themselves the due penalty for their error.
Furthermore, just as they did not think it worthwhile to retain the knowledge of God, so God gave them over to a depraved mind, so that they do what ought not to be done.  (Romans 1:26-28)
Even though the writings concerning the homosexual topic in the conversations is apparent, it was important to have been included in the account of the destruction of the cities in order to convey to the reader the depravity of the behavior of the residents.  When God gave these people over to shameful lusts, God was allowing them to choose evil.  Of course, God was also keeping track of the sins because sin is treason against God and must be answered with justice or through the forgiving grace of Jesus.
Exhortation to Avoid Judgment

Of course, Moses issued the following warning to the nation of Israel:
Your children who follow you in later generations and foreigners who come from distant lands will see the calamities that have fallen on the land and the diseases with which the LORD has afflicted it. The whole land will be a burning waste of salt and sulfur—nothing planted, nothing sprouting, no vegetation growing on it. It will be like the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah, Admah and Zeboyim, which the LORD overthrew in fierce anger.  (Deuteronomy 32:32,33)
Later, this became the case when the Hebrew people went into captivity and the land had become to be known as a wasteland.  It wouldn't be until 1948 when the land of Israel was noted as blossoming with life.  This was promised by the Prophet Isaiah:
The desert and the parched land will be glad;
the wilderness will rejoice and blossom.
Like the crocus, 2 it will burst into bloom;
it will rejoice greatly and shout for joy.
The glory of Lebanon will be given to it,
the splendor of Carmel and Sharon;
they will see the glory of the Lord,
the splendor of our God.
The ashen ruins of Sodom.  Nowhere can vegetation be seen growing in this plain since its destruction.
This is in stark contrast to the cities of plain which remain destroyed and the land is desolate.  There is absolutely not a speck of green vegetation growing anywhere in the area - which has been the case since the cities have been burned to ashen ruins as seen here.

Coming Judgment

Jesus in the Bible also indicates a future time of destruction likening his Second Coming to the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah:
"Likewise as it was in the days of Lot—they ate, they drank, they bought, they sold, they planted, they built, but on the day when Lot went out from Sodom fire and sulphur rained from heaven and destroyed them all—so will it be on the day when the Son of man is revealed." (Luke 17: 28-30)
Those who are innocent will be saved from judgment just as Lot was when he obeyed God.  Those who acted sinfully paid a very dear price - especially when the people would not turn away from their sins and repent of them.

Historical & Current Behavioral Choices & Policies of the United States & Judgments that Followed In 7 Year Increments (or Shemitahs)...

In a landmark ruling in 1963, the Supreme Court banned Bibles in the classroom.

In 1966, (a Shemitah year) United States ramps up the Vietnam War, demolition of the structures to erect the World Trade Center starts.  The Civil Rights Movement gains momentum.  The Sexual Revolution gains momentum.  In 1969, the Gay Rights Movement begins.

In 1973, (a Shemitah year) United States loses the Vietnam War, construction finishes on the World Trade Center and Roe vs Wade is decided by the United States Supreme Court legalizing abortion.

In 1980, (a Shemita year), the Savings and Loan Crisis begins ushering in the Great Recession of 1980.  AIDS hits the United States.

In 1987, (a Shemita year), the Stock Market Collapse of 1987 happens.  Wall Street erects the Heavenly Bull on behalf of the stock markets.

1994, (a Shemita year), the United States sends forces to the Persian Gulf and does not win the war. 4 terrorists are convicted in the World Trade Center bombing.  In 1999, the Columbine Shootings set the course for several more school shootings.

2001, (a Shemitah year), the World Trade Center falls.

2008, (a Shemitah year), the 2008 Financial Meltdown is greatest in US history.

2015, (a Shemitah year), the United States Supreme Court passes Equality in Marriage for all 50 States.

Several Startling Facts About the Current Level of Morality in the United States

- Approximately one-third of the entire population of the United States (110 million people) currently has a sexually transmitted disease according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

- Every single year, there are 20 million new STD cases in America.

- America has the highest STD infection rate in the entire industrialized world.

- Americans in the 15 to 24-year-old age group account for about 50 percent of all new STD cases each year.

- It costs our nation approximately 16 billion dollars a year to treat our sexually transmitted diseases.

- According to one survey, 24 percent of all U.S. teens that have STDs say that they still have unprotected sex.

- One out of every four teen girls in the U.S. has at least one sexually transmitted disease.

-  It is estimated that one out of every four girls will be sexually abused before they become adults.

- It has been estimated that 89 percent of all pornography is produced in the United States.

- One survey discovered that 25 percent of all employees that have Internet access in America visit sex websites while they are at work.

- In the United States today, more than half of all couples “move in together” before they get married.

- America has the highest divorce rate in the world by a good margin.

- According to the Pew Research Center, only 51 percent of all American adults are currently married.  Back in 1960, 72 percent of all adults in the United States were married.

- For women under the age of 30 in the United States, more than half of all babies are being born out of wedlock.

- At this point, approximately one out of every three children in the United States lives in a home without a father.

-  In a massacre that is almost unspeakable, more than 56 million American babies have been slaughtered in this country since Roe v. Wade was decided in 1973.

 - About one-third of all American women will have had an abortion by the age of 45.

- Approximately 3,000 Americans lost their lives as a result of the destruction of the World Trade Center towers on 9/11.  Every single day, more than 3,000 American babies are killed by abortion when you include all forms of abortion.

- The United States has the highest abortion rate in the western world.

- It has been reported that a staggering 41 percent of all New York City pregnancies end in abortion.

- Most women that get abortions in the United States claim to be Christian.  Protestant women get 42 percent of all abortions and Catholic women get 27 percent of all abortions.

- According to Pastor Clenard Childress, approximately 52 percent of all African-American pregnancies now end in abortion.

- One very shocking study found that 86 percent of all abortions are done for the sake of convenience.

- Department of Homeland Security report that was released in January 2012 says that if you are “anti-abortion”, you are a potential terrorist.

- Some abortion clinics have been caught selling aborted baby parts to medical researchers.

- The number of sexual assaults in the U.S. military is at an all-time high, and the majority of them are male on male.

- America has the highest incarceration rate and the largest total prison population in the entire world by a wide margin.

- In America today, there are 60 million people that abuse alcohol and there are 22 million people that use illegal drugs.

- Right now, there are 70 million Americans that are on mind-altering drugs of one form or another.

- Children in the United States are three times more likely to be prescribed antidepressants than children in Europe are.

- In the United States today, prescription painkillers kill more Americans than heroin and cocaine combined.

- America has the highest rate of illegal drug use on the entire planet.

- According to the federal government, the number of heroin addicts in the United States has more than doubled since 2002.

- The number of heroin-related overdose deaths has risen 84 percent just since 2010.

- It is hard to believe, but 56 percent of all Americans now have “subprime credit”.

- Of all the major industrialized nations, America is the most obese.  Mexico is #2.

- According to a recent Pew Research Center survey, 60 percent of all Americans believe that “humans and other living things have evolved over time”, while only 33 percent of respondents rejected this statement.

- Nearly one-fifth of all U.S. adults have no religious affiliation whatsoever.  Back in 1972, only 7 percent of all U.S. adults had no religious affiliation.

- The number of Americans with no religious affiliation has grown by 25 percent over the past five years.

- The younger you are, the more likely you are not to be affiliated with a religion.  9 percent of all U.S. adults that are 65 or older have no religious affiliation, but a whopping 32 percent of all U.S. adults under the age of 30 have no religious affiliation.

- 88 percent of those that are religiously unaffiliated “are not looking for religion”.

51 percent of all U.S. adults believe that churches and other religious organizations “are too concerned with money and power”.

- 66 percent of all U.S. adults believe that religion is “losing its influence on American life”.

- According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the number of Americans with “no religion” more than doubled between 1990 and 2008.

- A study conducted by the Barna Group discovered that nearly 60 percent of all Christians from 15 years of age to 29 years of age are no longer actively involved in any church.

- It is being projected that the percentage of Americans attending church in 2050 will be about half of what it is today.

- One survey conducted a while back found that 52 percent of all American Christians believe that “at least some non-Christian faiths can lead to eternal life”.

- According to LifeWay Research, 46 percent of all Americans never even think about whether they will go to heaven or not.

My Findings (based on my own life experience):

- Most Americans don't have time to read the Bible (even once a month).

- Teachers of morality are mocked regularly and condemned for speaking out against immorality.

- Euthanasia is becoming more acceptable.

- Sexual relations are acceptable outside of marriage.

- Moral outrage is on the decline.

- Keeping the Sabbath holy no longer a concern for most American workers.

- Satanists in Detroit unveil pagan-headed goat next to the 10 Commandments.

- There is a movement against immigration.

- Food stamps and healthcare have been cut or denied to the needy.


How can a nation both expect God to bless it while walking in a direction away from God?  How can a nation in moral decline expect to escape judgment.  America has time to make a conversion in morality.  It's not too late.

America still has time.

Michael Hathman

Friday, June 26, 2015

Gay Marriage &The Great Falling Away

It is said in the Bible, in the last days of human governance on earth (apart from God) that there would be a "great falling away" before the Great Tribulation.  Apparently, with the ruling of the Supreme Court, that time, on the doomsday clock, just got a little closer.

The Bible is very clear about its own teachings.  We have much of this indication from the writings of Saint Paul.  Here's what was said in those letters:
We also know that the law is made not for the righteous but for lawbreakers and rebels, the ungodly and sinful, the unholy and irreligious, for those who kill their fathers or mothers, for murderers,for the sexually immoral, for those practicing homosexuality, for slave traders and liars and perjurers—and for whatever else is contrary to the sound doctrine 11 that conforms to the gospel concerning the glory of the blessed God, which he entrusted to me. (1 Timothy 1: 9-11)
Preach the word; be prepared in season and out of season; correct, rebuke and encourage—with great patience and careful instruction. For the time will come when people will not put up with sound doctrine. Instead, to suit their own desires, they will gather around them a great number of teachers to say what their itching ears want to hear. They will turn their ears away from the truth and turn aside to myths.  (2 Timothy 4: 2-4)
Rather, he must be hospitable, one who loves what is good, who is self-controlled, upright, holy and disciplined. He must hold firmly to the trustworthy message as it has been taught, so that he can encourage others by sound doctrine and refute those who oppose it. (1 Titus 8-10)
What more does the Bible teach on marriage and homosexuality?
That is why a man leaves his father and mother and is united to his wife, and they become one flesh. (Genesis 2:24)

Another verse, "Do not have sexual relations with a man as one does with a woman. That is detestable." (Leviticus 18;26)

But at the beginning of creation God ‘made them male and female.’ For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two will become one flesh.’  So they are no longer two, but one flesh.  Therefore what God has joined together, let no one separate.”(Mark 10: 6-9)
This is why Christians constantly claim that marriage (based on this Biblical principle alone) exists only between a man and a woman.

Continuing onward, the Bible exhorts the reader obey God and not humanity.  As the Apostles clearly were recorded as saying:
"We must obey God rather than human beings!" Acts 5:29
This is not only a direct understanding that Christians must do 2 things:

(1) Teach what is right and what the laws, teachings and precepts of God are;

(2) Resist sin (even if it is institutionalized or demanded of a Christian in any given situation).

The Bible goes on to state the following that there is ultimately a penalty that must be paid by an unrepentant sinner:
In the same way the men also abandoned natural relations with women and were inflamed with lust for one another. Men committed shameful acts with other men, and received in themselves the due penalty for their error.  (Romans 1:27)

Do not be deceived: Neither the sexually immoral nor idolaters nor adulterers nor men who have sex with men nor thieves nor the greedy nor drunkards nor slanderers nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God.  (1 Corinthians 6: 9-10)
And, furthermore, the Bible states that WRATH is reserved for those who will not listen to his laws, commandments, teachings and precepts:
Put to death, therefore, whatever belongs to your earthly nature: sexual immorality, impurity, lust, evil desires and greed, which is idolatry. Because of these, the wrath of God is coming. (Colossians 3:5-6)
But, there is a way to save one's self from that coming wrath.  This is the solution: to proclaim Jesus Lord and Savior over one's own life; to acknowledge his death for the forgiveness of sins and to attest to his resurrection:
...and to wait for his Son from heaven, whom he raised from the dead—Jesus, who rescues us from the coming wrath.  (1 Thessalonians 1:10)
There is still time to make a change.  Perhaps the change will come as a willful change or by the angry hand of God.  There is still time to decide.

By: Michael Hathman

Friday, June 6, 2014

Voter ID Laws: Papers Please!

Papers Please!

The saying, "Papers, please." was a  common statement made by Nazi Police who patrolled the streets of Nazi Germany.  The routine stopping of pedestrians by policing authorities was considered "routine business" and part of daily life.  If the papers weren't in satisfactory order, there's no telling what would have happened to the person once they were placed under arrest.

Apparently, the Republican Party likes the idea.  Indeed, having people produce "proper identification" is part of the plan to disenfranchise more Americans when it comes to voting or receiving public support.  The best way to get rid of the liberal poor is to deprive them as much as possible in every way possible in order to extend the eroding power of one political party in favor of another.

A Coming Police State?

Passing Voter ID laws, or laws that require the citizenry to have ID at all times, even if stopped by police, places a restriction of movement on a free, democratic society.  The more restrictive and draconian the laws placed over the people, the less free a society can remain.  Voter ID laws inch the United States ever closer to a "Police State" and restricts the movement and access of Americans to essential services and movement in general.

Voter ID laws, once passed, could be the "set up" that destabilizes democracy.  In fact, the greater control and intrusion of government into the lives of its citizens may the only a "stepping stone" to a government that is bought and sold by the affluent and with the powers of "dark money" by the super rich and wealthy elite who may not have an interest in defending freedoms as much as advancing items on their own personal agenda.

RFID Chips

Voter ID Cards may only be a milestone toward total control of the populace.  Forgetting ID cards and cards being lost, stolen and/or used in the commission of an ID Theft crime is still a challenge.  But, making personal RFID chip implants that carry the information of the implanted person (along with their ability to buy and sell) would make the perfectly PERMANENT type of ID that stays in the body would be ideal to a policing authority.  There is no way a person could ever forget their ID - because it is a permanent implant.

Getting People Accustomed to the Ability to Provide ID ALL the Time

If a government can constantly promote and "desensitize" their citizens to the idea of having an ID, making it an essential "must have" for daily living, this would be the beginning of getting people to "accept" government's idea and it's "supposed and self-assumed" authority to impose ID requirements on the unsuspecting public.  With ID power to track citizens, the government can accumulate and use that information for greater control - even to assume greater levels of power over its people.

Total Acceptance & Total Submission

Voter ID Cards could be the "pin hole" to RFID use.  As Smart Cards grow in use, the government will see using a "smart chip" would give them the power to track the citizens.  This would lead to a greater erosion of privacy and less freedom of movement in a "free" society.

Voter ID Cards required for any transaction (including cash transactions) would definitely infringe on any American's right to privacy - especially with regard to buying or selling.  Any person who would knowingly attack the government or a government official may find that their ID Cards are worthless and they would not be able to "buy or sell" except those who had the card.  Such governmental power would virtually strip the populace of their power to protest government actions and policies.  This would leave citizens helpless against the power of the state.

Voter ID Cards: A Pathway to RFID and the Mark of the Beast

If Voter ID Cards are the pathway to accepting RFID, then America may be in for even more of their rights to freedom of movement, privacy, protest and economic powers being substantially stripped away - and possibly altogether obliterated.

Indeed, the old saying is that he who has the most money makes the rules is true.  If Voter ID is a gateway to mandated RFID Identification standard, this could easily be used by the government as the ultimate "weapon" to strip away the power of the people.  Indeed, to make things even easier, for the merchants who cannot afford chip reading equipment right away and to implement a "total control" system as fast as possible, it may be faster to use the RFID chip and a tattoo or mark of some type that is visible to the eye on the right hand (the one which we use to take oaths) and or the forehead (the place were all thinking occurs, our brain that makes us uniquely who we are as a sign of ownership by the state).

A One World Currency Controlled by ONE MAN

Worse off, if America should ever lose its world reserve currency status, our nation may find itself at the mercy of a one-world currency (not minted in America) but minted elsewhere by other foreign powers who mandate that, in order to use the world currency, the populace must be chipped in order to participate, buy and sell.  Chances are, that currency would be managed by foreign powers and one man at it its core - the World Central Bank.

Revelation's Warning Concerning the Mark of the Beast
"It also forced all people, great and small, rich and poor, free and slave, to receive a mark on their right hands or on their foreheads, so that they could not buy or sell unless they had the mark which is the name of the beast or the number of its name."
- Revelation 3: 16-18 
 Saint John's warning also went further:
"And the smoke of their torment will rise forever and ever.  There will be no rest day or night for those who worship the beast and its image, or for anyone who receives the mark of its name."
- Revelation 14: 10-12

No doubt, tougher ID laws make it tougher for citizens to carry out their civil duty and to get desperately needed and essential services from their government.  In fact, giving the government too much power in requiring citizens to carry ID all the time is a restriction of freedom and, most likely, will come at a cost or a hefty fee which would be an undue burden for many citizens who struggle everyday financially.

A Voter ID law may also be yet another "gateway" to even more aggressive ID policies pushed by government officials and agencies leading us ever closer to mandatory RFID implementation.  If those chips were ever linked to buying and selling, the citizens will be powerless and at the mercy of their own government.  Any protest or public disagreement with government officials over matters of conduct, action or policy will be met with economic sanctions against that person.  As a nation, more laws, more mandates, more ID laws means a FAR LESS FREE society.

If Voter ID laws and ID laws in general is the strategy to gain even more power over the populace, it's working.  There has been and will continue to be a dark conspiracy against our republic to undermine our basic freedoms and Constitutional rights.



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Monday, June 2, 2014

If I Were the Devil... This Is What I Would Do...

Paul Harvey made this speech several years ago and it made me ponder as to the possibilities.  I think it is amazing what Satan and the fallen angels have on their agenda - and it is frightening.  In fact, as a predominately Christian nation, we have let the enemy run rampant and, there seems to be no end in sight.

Here's what Paul Harvey has said about the Satanic agenda that is coming to pass in our own country right before our eyes.  Indeed, there is no hope for our nation once we believe that morality is reduced to a mere matter of opinion instead of being grounded in Biblical truths.

FACT: God's greatest arch rival, Satan himself, has only TWO missions.  (1) Dethrone God by making himself revered as God; (2) Separate from God - in every way possible - away from the people and angels he created by way of the tools of sin and rebellion.

Here's what Harvey says about the workings of Satan:

1.  To engulf the entire world in darkness.  According to the Book of Revelation, he succeeds in totality, but only for 7 years, according to the Revelation of the Bible.

2.  Take over the United States (the last great bastion of Christianity).

3.  Subvert the Churches first with a "Do As You Please Mentality".

4.  Get the young to believe that the Bible is a myth.

5.  Get people to believe that man created God and NOT vice verse.

6.  Get people to believe that immorality is more acceptable than moral behavior.

7.  Produce literature and movies promoting all sorts of wickedness and immorality.

8.  Peddle narcotics wherever I could.

9.  Sell alcohol to everyone.

10.  I would over medicate people into tranquility.

11.  I would divide families against themselves.

12.  Have families at war with themselves.

13.  Have nations at war with themselves.

14.  Have churches at was with themselves.

15.  Have sensational tv media cover those same families, nations and churches.

16.  Refine the intellect of the children but let emotional discipline be disregarded.

17.  Fill the schools with metal detectors and drug-sniffing dogs.

18.  Overfill the prisons.

19.  Have judges promoting pornography.

20.  Evict God from the courthouse, schoolhouse and Congress.

21.  Substitute psychology for theology in God's own Churches.

22.  Have priests abusing boys and girls and stealing from the collection plate.

23.  Make the symbol of Easter an egg and Christmas, a bottle.

24. Give to those who had and take from those who want until the ambitious are no more.

25.  Promote gambling as the way to "get rich" quick.

26.  Caution against hard work, patriotism and moral conduct.

27.  Convince the young that marriage is old-fashioned and swinging is more fun.

28.  Lure the people into bed to catch diseases for which no cure exists.

29.  Keep on doing what he's doing...

But why stop there?  As the Devil, I could do EVEN MORE...

30. I would encourage gun rights - so that more guns can fall into the wrong hands - into the hands of criminals.

31.  I would have kids take guns to school and other public places and go on shooting rampages.  This way, I can drive a wedge in between God the the families of the victim into believing that God isn't the answer anymore.

32.  I would fill the news with all types of stories of violence and scams.

33.  I would encourage others to lie, slander and libel their neighbors - especially good Christian people who are working against me.

33.  I would teach the banks to lie, cheat, steal and defraud the public and their own investors and investors who buy their commercial paper.

34.  I would encourage conflict between nations and by all ways necessary.

35.  I would have people blame God for my evil deeds (even though I am the one who really is to blame - me and my henchmen - my fellow fallen angels.

36.  I would have people believe in another type of Christianity that is designed to break God's rules and to deny God and God's Son Jesus their divinity.

37.  I would have people teach that the Devil and Hell isn't real (even if they are mentioned in the Bible).

38.  I would get more people to believe, like me, that God is a tyrant.

39.  I would teach that true freedom is apart from the "rules" of morality and law.  That by being God, your decisions determine whether or not - ultimately- your actions are moral.

40.  I would have judges make rulings that are not based on Bible teachings.

41.  I would teach people that just speaking the name of Jesus is dirty and that to do so makes you a "Jesus Freak".

42.  I would make it to be socially unacceptable to be a Jew or Christian.

44.  I would have politicians deny people healthcare and food assistance while having them give the super rich tax breaks.

45.  I would promote famine, plague and disease throughout the world in order to separate more of humanity from God.

46.  I would make homosexual marriage acceptable - even if the Bible condemns it.

47.  I would no longer have people care for the sanctity of life and have politicians allow the unborn (who are simply an inconvenience) to be aborted - even though the Bible has God saying, "I knew you before you were born."

48.  I would have people begin adopting a double standard on moral conduct.

49.  I would make corrupt organizations appear upright and ethical.

50.  I would promote a world government which would be federalized under the power of one man.

51.  I would promote a world religion which would be unified under the power of one or two men.

52.  I would make everyone in the world worship me or be put to death for failing to do so.

53.  I would make everyone take a mark on their right hands or foreheads to show me allegiance and they would be prohibited from buying or selling until they took this mark.  Furthermore, the mark shall be given to those that take an oath to worship only me and to forever repudiate God and God's only Son, Jesus.

54.  I would have the people engage in every kind of immoral and sexual misconduct as much as I possible could.  I would encourage adultery, every kind of sexual debauchery, incest, sodomy and molestation.

55.  I (or my henchmen) would possess the weak to further terrorize families and communities.

56.  I would encourage every kind of divination, mediation, spiritism and act of occultism I could.

57.  I would have people deny the truth.

58.  I would have phony people impersonate Jesus and lead people into darkness.

59.  I would raise up false teachers to teach every kind of falsehood imaginable.

60.  I will do all this.  I will prepare the people for my ultimate coming and domination.

In Conclusion...


The Truth...

Most of this is already happening.  Be mindful and on guard.  Evil can only come to one thing: destruction.

Contributor: Michael Hathman

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Islamic Tie to Satan & 666

Disclaimer: This blog does NOT promote hatred or hate speech in any way.  The material presented is only for the spiritual benefit of the reader.

Who Is Satan?

Satan has long been known as the "Great Deceiver" and that title is well-deserved.  Since his rebellion against God, he has long desired to be God himself and will do anything and everything to that end - including lying about it.  Jesus pegged Satan for exactly who Satan really is saying:

John 8:44You belong to your father, the devil, and you want to carry out your father’s desires. He was a murderer from the beginning, not holding to the truth, for there is no truth in him. When he lies, he speaks his native language, for he is a liar and the father of lies.

Satan's Ultimate Mission: A Perception As God - To Be God

Having said this, Satan seeks to have worship, love and adoration and to be thought of as God - even if it means LYING about it.  It is not really important as to "how" he is thought of as God - but ONLY that he is thought of as God.  Why?  The "how" of being perceived is more or less of a "detail" and isn't really worth the "fuss" as he probably knows that he wouldn't be able to really get everyone to agree on that matter.  Instead, he only needs to concern himself with getting enough people to worship him as God.

Someone might say why Satan doesn't have a problem doing anything that is evil.  Well, the answer is that God cannot do evil as he is the "ultimate authority and author" of all morality. God has a right to do as he chooses and, literally, that action would be moral and just.   That is twisted truth - but that is fairly accurate as to how this Enemy of God thinks.

Satan's Ultimate Tool: Lies, Slander & Counterfeiting

Satan is so insecure about being less than the true and great God, "I AM" and his Son, Yeshua (Jesus, Latinized) that he has to have EVERYTHING God has on earth and to "insure" his claim against God and His Holy People (the Jews and the Holy Church) - he will use lies, slander and counterfeiting as the tools to capture as many adherents as possible to his cause.  If one takes the time to evaluate Satan's counterfeiting scheme, it "mirrors" all that Yeweh God is and has.

The Two Great Diametrically Opposed Empires

God & God's General: Saint Michael
Holy Spirit
False Prophet
Holy Angels
Haters of the Jews
Doctrine of Love
Doctrine of Hate
Lies, Slander, Libel and Counterfeiting

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Using these "tools" is Satan's way to move into a place of power and ultimate control over the entire world - and all of heaven (if it were possible).  Enslavement of everyone to Satan's enjoyment is his only goal and exercising and having that power to exercise freely is his only concern.

Evil As Good & Good As Evil

God gave a word of warning to everyone who would try to confuse good for evil and evil for good stating:

Isaiah 5:20Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness, who put bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter.  But, people do confuse good for evil and evil for good.

Evil As Good In the Islamic Faith

Allah: Curse, An Oath
I Am: God Eternal
Allah: A Pagan God of Prophet Muhammad
I Am: Living God of Moses
Allah: Has 3 Daughters
I Am: Has One Son & Exists As Trinity
Muhammed is Prophet of Allah
Moses was Prophet of I AM
Thou Shall Not Kill
Hellfire for Believing In Jesus’ Salvation
Eternal Life for Believing in Jesus’ Salvation
A Headband As Substitute for Salvation
Jesus As Salvation
Beast – the Antichrist
Servant-King Jesus

Allah vs I Am Who Am

Allah: Curse, Oath
The word, interestingly enough, is described as both a curse and an oath in Strong's Lexicon Dictionary of the Hebrew language says that the word, allah, means:

'alah aw-law' from 422; an imprecation:--curse, cursing, execration, oath, swearing.

Interesting to also note that Moses very first encounter he writes about concerning this word is in the Garden of Eden when God curses the snake and makes a promise that the snake will live on his belly eating dust all the days of his life.  (Genesis 3:14)  Additionally, at the very end of the Bible, the dragon (also a variant of the snake) makes the members of mankind take the mark of the Beast and presumably under an oath of allegiance to the Beast as a form of worship (Antichrist).  These concepts are important as they will be treated later in this writing.

Another interesting point of swearing is what Jesus divine command was regarding this matter:

Matt 5:37All you need to say is simply, "yes" or "no"; anything beyond this comes from the evil one.
This is to say that anything sworn under the sun is from Satan or his henchmen (the fallen angels, the demons).

Allah was one of the 360 gods of the Kaaba.  In fact, Allah was one of the idol gods or the "High God" of the Kaaba.  This pagan god was regarded as the "only" god as Mohammed had regarded him. 

Allah was also said to have had 3 daughters.  This was acknowledged (and later recanted) by Mohammed stating in the Qu'ran that Satan made him say this.  This is sometimes referred to in the Qu'ran as the "Satanic Verses" wherein Mohammed mentioned the 3 goddesses and recanted stating that Satan was a powerful whisperer of words.

I Am Who Am ("The God of Moses")

Moses asked God his name.  God answered, "I Am Who Am" - or God of Eternity.  Moses often referred to God as "Lord" or "Lord God" and Moses became his prophet during the burning bush event. (Ex 3:14)

Moses revealed the multi-personal nature of "I Am Who Am" who uses the pronoun "I" in the singular to stipulate the "united" nature of God, yet revealing that God has a multi-personal nature in the Books of Genesis:

Genesis 1:2Now the earth was formless and empty, darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was hovering over the waters.

- Also -

Genesis 1:26Then God said, “Let us make mankind in our image, in our likeness, so that they may rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky, over the livestock and all the wild animals, and over all the creatures that move along the ground.”

Man, like God, holds a body, a soul and has children.  The "trinity of man" is found to be a "mirror image" of the Holy Trinity in the great I AM.  In fact, having a human body, man was made in the very image of God.  Man was given a spirit to mirror the Holy Spirit.  And, Jesus, the Son of God, also had a human body from whence all men find the origin of their own image.

Mohammed vs Moses As True Prophet


Mohammed wrote a book called the Qu'ran.  Many of the statements of Mohammed's book does not match that of the Book of Moses ("Torah").  In fact, there are many differences - too many to list here.  Additionally, the Qu'ran is known to have conflicting verses.

Moses also is attributed to many miracles - whereas Mohammed is not attributed to any that were witnessed by any individuals.

Mohammed wrote the Qu'ran without the guidance of God (unlike Moses who wrote the Torah via letter-by-letter as God directly instructed him to do so).  In fact, the Bible Code, contains the name, "Torah" in Hebrew in the first 2 and last 2 books of the Torah.  In the middle, hidden, is the name of God, "Yehweh" in Hebrew - of which Moses, most likely, hadn't any idea.

And, when writing the Torah, Moses received the "Book of the Law" directly from God while on Mount Sinai which the Bible accounted was a supernatural experience.  Additionally, the Torah has divinely given to Moses "word-for-word" while Moses wrote - in secretary style the entire Torah, carefully transcribing the words.

So, the Torah, written by Moses, was DIRECTLY dictated by God Himself.  In fact, this is more than inspiration - but rather direct instruction and is, therefore, of divine origin.

Violence of Islam Remains; Judeo-Christianity, The Laws of Love & Forgiveness Reign Supreme As Examples of How To Live

Islamic View: Killing is Not Sanctioned

Qur'an 9:5, known as "Verse of the Sword," declares, "Fight and slay the pagans wherever you find them, and seize them, beleaguer them, and lie in wait for them in every stratagem."

There are at least 109 verses in the Qu'ran that permit killing - and those verses remain in place even today and are personally allowed to be personally interpreted by each and every Muslim as they so wish.

While the Qu'ran does promote peace with the enemy, there are more verses that call for violence.

Christian & Jewish View: Violence In the Old Testament

There have been violent mandates by God made in the Old Testament.  Those mandates only had a purpose for which God intended and are temporary only - only in the context of militarily establishing the Jewish State and for the purposes of punishing the wicked.

While those laws are still in place with regard to treatment of the wicked - especially with regard to criminal and sexual misconduct, a greater law is now in place.  As Jesus said:

John 13:34-35“A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.” 

- and -

Matthew 18: 21-2221 Then Peter came to Jesus and asked, “Lord, how many times shall I forgive my brother or sister who sins against me? Up to seven times?”22 Jesus answered, “I tell you, not seven times, but seventy-seven times."

The exact same exhortation to "love thy neighbor" is also found in the Torah as written by Moses:

Leviticus 19:18

“‘Do not seek revenge or bear a grudge against anyone among your people, but love your neighbor as yourself. I am the Lord."

Thou Shall Not Kill

Moses was directed by God to write this in Ex 20:13.  God new that murder and killing destroy people and faith-based communities.  In fact, it is contrary to God's ultimate plan of love and salvation for all people and for all time.  The Religion of Peace website states:

Unlike the Bible, the Qu'ran is filled with exhortations to violence.  In fact, there are several verses that relate to violence and very few related to peace, much less, love.  Here is a synopsis of Islamic violence as it relates to the religion:
The Qu'ran contains at least 109 verses that call Muslims to war with nonbelievers for the sake of Islamic rule.  Some are quite graphic, with commands to chop off heads and fingers and kill infidels wherever they may be hiding.  Muslims who do not join the fight are called 'hypocrites' and warned that Allah will send them to Hell if they do not join the slaughter.
Unlike nearly all of the Old Testament verses of violence, the verses of violence in the Quran are mostly open-ended, meaning that they are not restrained by the historical context of the surrounding text.  They are part of the eternal, unchanging word of Allah, and just as relevant or subjective as anything else in the Quran.
The context of violent passages is more ambiguous than might be expected of a perfect book from a loving God, however this can work both ways.  Most of today's Muslims exercise a personal choice to interpret their holy book's call to arms according to their own moral preconceptions about justifiable violence.  Apologists cater to their preferences with tenuous arguments that gloss over historical fact and generally do not stand up to scrutiny.  Still, it is important to note that the problem is not bad people, but bad ideology.
Unfortunately, there are very few verses of tolerance and peace to abrogate or even balance out the many that call for nonbelievers to be fought and subdued until they either accept humiliation, convert to Islam, or are killed.  Muhammad's own martial legacy - and that of his companions - along with the remarkable stress on violence found in the Quran have produced a trail of blood and tears across world history.

Mohammed vs Jesus As the Promised Prophet of Moses

The coming of Prophet Jesus had been foretold in the Torah. God had said to Moses: "I will raise them up a Prophet from among their brethren, like unto thee, and I will put My words in his mouth; and he shall speak to them all that I shall command him" Deuteronomy 18:18

Moses spoke that there would be a prophet that would come straight from the Israelite people and this prophet would be as great as Moses was and that he would speak for the Father as the Father's Son and as the Father's emissary.

There is a veiled reference that "I will put my words in his mouth" that this would be instrumental in God teaching man the Will of God and the revelation of that Will in humanistic terms.  Indeed, as Moses was handed his dispensation by God, so would this new prophet, Jesus.  In fact, the Father would give Jesus the mission to "fulfill the law" with a New Covenant which would be based solely on love, obedience, wisdom and justice and, in doing so, would begin the establishment of Heaven on earth in the form of his Holy People and the Church.

Furthermore, unlike many of the Old Testament prophets, Moses' ministry on earth was filled with the greatest miracles ever recorded in world history which includes the parting of the Red Sea among other things.  Jesus, like Moses, would do even greater things - such as raising the dead (including himself); making the blind see and the lame walk.  Mohammed, who was neither a Jew or miracle worker, never did anything comparable to that of Moses. 

This was fulfilled in John 1:45, "We have found him, of whom Moses in the law, and the prophets, did write, Jesus of Nazareth, the son of Joseph."

Salvation Comes From God (Jesus) & Nothing Less Can Substitute

When we break God's laws, we commit treason.  When we do what is wrong (knowing it is wrong) and yet proceed in our actions, we break God's laws and we commit treason.

The only answer for a capital crime is capital punishment.  That punishment is death.

But, as God is the God of Justice, he is also the God of Love and Mercy.  He sent the only person who could have paid the ransom God needed in payment of our sins.  Jesus paid that debt on the cross and when he rose, we conquered death.  The Death of Jesus ultimately defeated 3 major things at the Cross: Sin, Death and Satan.

The Bible indicated that the death of Jesus was a Satanic event in accordance with both passages of scripture:

Genesis 3:15
"And I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your offspring and hers; he will crush your head, and you will strike his heel.”  This is important and we shall discuss this later as well.

- And -

Isaiah 53
Who has believed our message
    and to whom has the arm of the Lord been revealed?
He grew up before him like a tender shoot,
    and like a root out of dry ground.
He had no beauty or majesty to attract us to him,
    nothing in his appearance that we should desire him.
He was despised and rejected by mankind,
    a man of suffering, and familiar with pain.
Like one from whom people hide their faces
    he was despised, and we held him in low esteem.
Surely he took up our pain
    and bore our suffering,
yet we considered him punished by God,
    stricken by him, and afflicted.
But he was pierced for our transgressions,
    he was crushed for our iniquities;
the punishment that brought us peace was on him,
    and by his wounds we are healed.
We all, like sheep, have gone astray,
    each of us has turned to our own way;
and the Lord has laid on him
    the iniquity of us all.
He was oppressed and afflicted,
    yet he did not open his mouth;
he was led like a lamb to the slaughter,
    and as a sheep before its shearers is silent,
    so he did not open his mouth.
By oppression[a] and judgment he was taken away.
    Yet who of his generation protested?
For he was cut off from the land of the living;
    for the transgression of my people he was punished.[b]
He was assigned a grave with the wicked,
    and with the rich in his death,
though he had done no violence,
    nor was any deceit in his mouth.
10 Yet it was the Lord’s will to crush him and cause him to suffer,
    and though the Lord makes[c] his life an offering for sin,
he will see his offspring and prolong his days,
    and the will of the Lord will prosper in his hand.
11 After he has suffered,
    he will see the light of life[d] and be satisfied[e];
by his knowledge[f] my righteous servant will justify many,
    and he will bear their iniquities.
12 Therefore I will give him a portion among the great,[g]
    and he will divide the spoils with the strong,[h]
because he poured out his life unto death,
    and was numbered with the transgressors.
For he bore the sin of many,
    and made intercession for the transgressors.
Indeed, the Bible makes it very clear the the entire event of the Passion and Crucifixion of Jesus was Satanically inspired and schemed by Satan himself - the Father of Sin.  In fact, the Bible was very clear in TWO of the Four Gospels, that the Suffering and Death of Jesus was planned by Satan himself using Judas as his unholy vessel:
Luke 22:3Then Satan entered Judas, called Iscariot, one of the Twelve.
- And -
John 13:27As soon as Judas took the bread, Satan entered into him. So Jesus told him, “What you are about to do, do quickly.”

Satan Uses Mohammed to Write A Great Lie

Satan hates Jesus.  There can be no doubt.  Why?  Jesus is God and Satan wants to be God and to receive worship as God.  If there is anyway he can "steal" the minds and hearts away from Jesus the Christ, he did, he can and he does.  He will use every tool of malicious intent and lies to deceive and deliver away what should belong to God (Yeweh) and Jesus.  But, he uses imaginations, slanders, lies and libel to trick and defy everything that Jesus is and everything Jesus does - even denying Jesus is gift He gave the world by dying on the Cross.  In fact, this lie is one of the major precepts of Islam (even though there were several witnesses who have been recorded to have seen Jesus both die on the Cross and alive after rising from the grave.  Why would anyone (especially the 10 of the Apostles) who were murdered for their faith in Jesus?

Mohammed mistakenly, being the man that he was, and predisposed to the power of Satan, wrote in the Qu'ran:
Sura 4, 157
That they said (in boast), "We killed Christ Jesus the son of Mary, the Messenger of Allah.";- But they killed him not, nor crucified him, but so it was made to appear to them, and those who differ therein are full of doubts, with no (certain) knowledge, but only conjecture to follow, for of a surety they killed him not:-
Many Muslims believe that Jesus did not die on the Cross.  In fact, God took Jesus to Himself in heaven and "substituted" the Body of Christ for someone else.  Additionally, EACH OF THE FOUR GOSPEL WRITERS CAME FORTH and testified to the crucifixion of the Jesus Christ. And, as an important note: MOHAMMED WAS NOT A WITNESS TO THE CRUCIFIXION EVENT.  Therefore, this statement is a Satanically inspired LIE written by Mohammed himself and is a libel against Jesus of Nazareth.

To do so (to fake Jesus' Death on the Cross) would make God a liar.  So, if God is a Liar - AND SATAN - AS GOD - IS THE BIGGEST FIBBER OF ALL - then God (being Satan) is a liar for the "charade" he pulled at the Cross.  And not only is the "charade" a lie, so God is, in fact a LIAR.  And, proceeding on this line of logic, liars can't be trusted now can they?

Jesus (Isa - A Major Prophet of Islam) said:
Luke 16:10“Whoever can be trusted with very little can also be trusted with much, and whoever is dishonest with very little will also be dishonest with much.
The God of Truth, Yaweh, does not play these kinds of games.  God, if He is the God of Truth, He will always do and portray what is truthful.

Jesus (Isa) also said (concerning his own nature) that he was truthful:
John 14:6Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.
Islam cannot have it both ways.  Jesus cannot be a truthful Prophet and lie about his death as this does not make much sense if Jesus said he is the Truth.

As usual, Satan (and his demon henchmen) always get caught in his lies.  Lies always cave in on themselves because all logic is a Godly virtue.  Why?  Because the Great I Am created the universe based on laws, principles and logic.

Sometimes the lies of Satan themselves are so sleek, so slick and so plausible, even the most intelligent and discerning and holy individual can be caught "off-guard" by a lie.  It is almost so "stealth" that a person, if not being perceptive enough to the truth, will miss it.  It is almost a game to Satan - playing against the Will of God and seeing who he can ensnare in his designs.

The Other Ultimate Motive of Satan

While the main and greatest goal of Satan is to receive worship as God, his other major mission is to take away (separate - as a WEDGE) from God any person or angel who will follow his agenda.  Because Satan's hate for God is virulent, he separates every sentient being from God.  Since everything that God creates is eternal - it is a part of God - because it is issued out of God in the Act of creation (the creation of the universe and the conception/development of the human being).  By separating beings who are eternal from the God Eternal, Satan achieves his plan of viciously attacking God by stealing away what really should belong to God in the first place. 

Who Is Allah, Really?

Remember, Allah means, "curse" and "oath" in Hebrew.  Additionally, there is evidence that Allah is one of the pagan gods of the Kabba.  Because Mohammed adopted Moses and Jesus into his theology, Allah is often confused with the God of Moses.  But this is not the case:

As states:
"The oldest name for God used in the Semitic world consists of but two letters, the consonant 'l' preceded by a smooth breathing, which was pronounced 'Il' in ancient Babylonia, 'El' in ancient Israel. The relation of this name, which in Babylonia and Assyria became a generic term simply meaning ‘god’, to the Arabian Ilah familiar to us in the form Allah, which is compounded of al, the definite article, and Ilah by eliding the vowel ‘i’, is not clear. Some scholars trace the name to the South Arabian Ilah, a title of the Moon god, but this is a matter of antiquarian is clear from Nabataean and other inscriptions that Allah meant 'the god'."

Allah As A Pagan God or As "God Abstracted"

Regardless of whether Allah is a pagan god pre-dating Islam, an "abstracted" concept of god (or even Satan for that matter) this is NOT the same as the Hebrew God of Moses or Jesus.  In fact, this god is, in fact, either a conceptualization or "carry-over" of the idea of god and is applied (and/or) confused with the God of Abraham and Moses.

It is important to understand that Abraham, Moses and Jesus were not from Arabia.  They are of Israelite (Israeli) or Hebrew descent.  Only Abraham and Ishmael can be considered the ancestors of modern day Arabs (thus brothers and sisters of Jews today) but they were not from Arabia, Southern Arabia, Mecca or Medina for that matter.  Having said this, their conceptualization of God was formed elsewhere in and around modern day Palestine (Israel).

Moses' revelation of God had taken place at Mount Sinai during the encounter with the Burning Bush as recorded in the Book of Exodus (which is part of the Torah).  Jesus' faith was an inheritance received by Moses in tradition and (as author and finisher of the Judeo-Christian Faith) Himself.

Allah Is NOT the Same God As the Great I Am and Is NOT Jesus

The picture to the left shows the pagan god, Allah and his three daughters - the goddesses of Allah.

Again, the god worshiped by Mohammed may very well be the pagan god of the Kabba or it may be his own interpretation of god.

The Name of Allah Is the Name of Satan & The Number of the Name Is 666

بسم الله This is the "Bismilla" - It is translated as, "In the Name of Allah" but the most significant is the last part - (Arabic is always read from right to left - as is the case with Hebrew).  The Name of Allah is represented as the following symbol:

In this graphic, it is easy to see what appears to be a "serpent" type creature wearing a crown and having a scepter.  Notice closely, the number of times "6" appears in the graphic: exactly 3 times.

Saint John the Divine saw this symbol when he wrote about it in the Book of Revelation.  There are 3 observations which can be made that are all eerily similar with regard to the Name of Allah.  This symbol is also found in the Greek and is known as Sigma which is very much related to the word, "stigma" and "stigmata" in terms of etymological meanings (more on this later).

In the depiction above, we see that the Arabic saying, "Allahu Akbar" is notated on the left which translated means, "God is Great" and very closely resembles the Greek letters of 666 which nearly almost completely looks like the Arabic rendering for Allahu Akbar.

We see the Greek Alphabet, the 2 "snake-like" figures, Xi and Stigma.  Chi looks like an X, crossed swords (which also stands for Islam and Jihad) or the crossing of 2 snakes. Altogether, these figures add up to the infamous 666 that Saint John the Divine saw when writing the book of Revelation.

Christian Theological Interpretation of 666

Interestingly enough, summation of all the snakelike figures is 666.  Typically, in Hebrew numerology and symbolism, the number of 6 stands for man (and also the number of imperfection).  A triple 6 is the extreme demarcation that a man or demon is extraordinarily imperfect or, in this case, evil.  The number, 666 is also the number of the Beast in the Book of Revelation and of the Antichrist.

666 is an extraordinarily evil number as is the number 6 by itself (which in Hebrew stands for evil and imperfection).  666 is interpreted as being present in 3 separate ways in the Bible: As a mark (Rev 14:11), as a number and as a name (Rev 13:18).

Revelation 13:18
16 It also forced all people, great and small, rich and poor, free and slave, to receive a mark on their right hands or on their foreheads, 17 so that they could not buy or sell unless they had the mark, which is the name of the beast or the number of its name.
18 This calls for wisdom. Let the person who has insight calculate the number of the beast, for it is the number of a man.[e] That number is 666.

Revelation 14:11
A third angel followed them and said in a loud voice: “If anyone worships the beast and its image and receives its mark on their forehead or on their hand, 10 they, too, will drink the wine of God’s fury, which has been poured full strength into the cup of his wrath. They will be tormented with burning sulfur in the presence of the holy angels and of the Lamb. 11 And the smoke of their torment will rise for ever and ever. There will be no rest day or night for those who worship the beast and its image, or for anyone who receives the mark of its name.”

The most amazing finding is that there are 3 main points about this event that CANNOT BE DENIED - even as chance.  The Greek symbols (as a system of numerology) adds these very symbols up to 666 - EXACTLY - in the same respect and order that these are written in the modern Arabic language.  As Saint John writes, this is the mark, number and the name of the Beast of Revelation - that of the Dragon, the Beast, Satan.

The Stigma ("Stigmata") & the Christ Connection

The stigma is also the Greek letter.  Interestingly enough, this is Google's interpretation of the word:


  1. 1. a mark of disgrace associated with a particular circumstance, quality, or person.
    "the stigma of mental disorder"
    synonyms:shamedisgracedishonorignominyopprobriumhumiliation, (bad) reputation
    "the stigma of bankruptcy"

  2. 2. (in Christian tradition) marks corresponding to those left on Jesus’ body by the Crucifixion, said to have been impressed by divine favor on the bodies of St. Francis of Assisi and others.

The Stigma of Christ was foretold by Moses in his account in Genesis (also referred to as the "Stigmata").  Here is the exact quote:

Genesis 3:15
"And I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your offspring and hers; he will crush your head, and you will strike his heel.”

When Jesus was crucified on the Cross at Calvary, the act was a Satanic one.  Here is what one Gospel wrote of the account:

Mark 15:24 & 25
24 And they crucified him. Dividing up his clothes, they cast lots to see what each would get.
25 It was nine in the morning when they crucified him.

AS ONE OF THE FOUR TESTIFYING WITNESSES TO THE MURDER OF JESUS, it is interesting that Mark mentions this TWICE.  TWICE FOR FOR THE HANDS AND TWICE FOR THE FEET.  Indeed, the stigmata matches that of a snake bite.  A tooth through the each hand and through each of the feet.

And, it looked as if Satan had finally won the War by murdering the Christ.  But, Christ rose victoriously from the grave to defeat Satan, Death and Sin.

Indeed, as God had foretold, the Arab people and the Jews have reached "enmity" even to this very day.


The Shahada: Is the Islamic Confession of Faith.  Wikipedia states the following:

The shahada (Arabicالشهادة‎ aš-šahādah About this sound audio ) (from the verb شهد šahida, "to witness" or "to testify"), or Kalimat ash-Shahadah(Arabic: كلمة الشهادة), is an Islamic creed which declares belief in the oneness of God and acceptance of Muhammad as God's prophet. The declaration in its shortest form reads:
لَا إِلٰهَ إِلَّا الله مُحَمَّدٌ رَسُولُ الله (lā ʾilāha ʾillā l-Lāh, Muḥammadun rasūlu l-Lāh) (in Arabic)
There is no god but God, Muhammad is the messenger of God. (in English)
The word shahādah (شَهادة) is a noun stemming from the verb shahada (شَهَدَ), meaning "he observed, witnessed, or testified"; when used in legal terms, shahādah is a testimony to the occurrence of events, such as debt, adultery, or divorce.[2] The shahādah can also be expressed in the dual form shahādatān (شَهادَتانْ, lit. "two testimonials"), which refers to the dual act of observing or seeing and then the declaration of the observation.The person giving the testimony is called a shāhid (شاهِد), with the stress on the first syllable. The two acts in Islam are observing or perceiving that there is no god but God and testifying or witnessing that Muhammad is the messenger of God. In a third meaning, shihādah or more commonly istishhād (إسْتِشْهادْ), means "martyrdom", the shahīd (شَهيد) pronounced with stress on the last syllable ("martyr") demonstrating the ultimate expression of faith.[3] Shahīd can also be used in a non-Islamicreligious context. Long before the advent of Islam, Christian Arabs of the Middle East used the word shahīd referencing to someone that was wrongly killed or someone that died for his family, his Christian faith or his country. The two words shāhid (شاهِد, "witness") and shahīd (شَهيد, "martyr") are pre-Islamic. Both are paradigms of the root verb (شَهَدَ, shahada, "he observed").
This declaration, or statement of faith, is called the kalimah (كَلِمة, lit. "word"). Recitation of the shihādah, the "oath" or "testimony", is the most important article of faith for Muslims. Non-Muslims wishing to convert to Islam do so by a public recitation of this creed.[4] Most Muslims count it as the first of the Five Pillars of Islam, while the Twelver and Ismaili Shi'a connect it to their respective lists of pillars of the faith.[5] The complete shahādah cannot be found in the Quran, but comes from hadiths.[6]
Three honest recitations of the shahadah in Arabic is all that is required for a person to convert to Islam according to most traditional schools (madh'hab). In usage, the two occurrences of ašhadu ʾanna or similar (Arabicاشهد أن‎, "I testify that" or "I bear witness that...") are very often omitted. The recitation of the shahadah needs to done with an Imaam and others to witness.[7]
Muslims believe that the shahadah is without value unless it is earnest. Islamic scholars have therefore developed, based on the data of the Quran and hadith, essential criteria for an expression of the shahadah to be earnest. These criteria are generally divided into seven to nine individual criteria; the varying numbers and orderings are not due to disagreements about what the criteria actually are, but rather different ways of dividing them.[9]
One such list of seven critical conditions of the shahadah, without which it is considered to be meaningless, are as follows:[citation needed].
  • Al-ʿIlm (العلم): Knowledge of the meaning of the Shahadah, its negation and affirmation.
  • Al-Yaqīn (اليقين): Certainty – perfect knowledge of it that counteracts suspicion and doubt.
  • Al-Ikhlāṣ (الإخلاص): Sincerity which negates shirk.
  • Aṣ-Ṣidq (الصدق): Truthfulness that permits neither falsehood nor hypocrisy.
  • Al-Maḥabbah (المحبة): Love of the Shahadah and its meaning, and being happy with it.
  • Al-Inqiyād (الانقياد): Submission to its rightful requirements, which are the duties that must be performed with sincerity to God (alone) seeking His pleasure.
  • Al-Qubūl (القبول): Acceptance that contradicts rejection.
The second part of the Shahada carries several conditions as well:
  • To believe in Muhammad and in whatever he said and conveyed in his message as the seal of the prophets.
  • To obey him in whatever he commanded.
  • To stay away from or avoid whatever he commanded Muslims not to do.
  • To follow or emulate him in our ʿibādah (عبادة; worship), ʾaḫlāq (أخلاق; manners), and way of life.
  • To understand, practice, and promote his sunnah ("habits") in the best way possible, without creating any chaos, enmity or harm.[citation needed]

The Shahada As Headband on Day of Judgment
Muslims believe that Muhammed said this will be written on the Badge of Servitude which the believing Muslim must wear on the Day of Judgment.
Read what Big Faith Ministries says about the Badge of Servitude:
The number of the beast has been an enigma since the Book of Revelation was written. Many interpret the mark as a high tech device implanted into or onto the right hand or forehead. This scenario remains possible. However, could there be an alternative explanation? The following analysis is only presented as a hypothesis which requires further research.
The Book of Revelation 13:16-18 states: And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive amark in their right handor in their foreheads:  And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the markorthe name of the beastor the number of his name. Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count (decide, reckon) the number (indefinite number, multitude) of the beast:  for it is the number of a man, and his number (Chi Xi Stigma) is six hundred threescore and six.The alternate possible word translations from the Greek are enclosed within parentheses in the verses above. The word “mark” is translated from the Greek charagma (Strong’s Greek concordance reference #5480) as “a scratch or etching, ie stamp (as a badge of servitude), or sculptured figure (statue):  graven image.” In the Roman context charagma was the imperial stamp that was placed on official documents. It was also a “badge of servitude” etched, inscribed or branded on slaves to designate ownership. Soldiers often branded themselves with the name of their favorite general and religious cult devotees placed tattoos of their favorite gods as symbolic of their devotion and allegiance.[29]
Interestingly, Islamic Jihadists and devotees of Islam often wear headbands on their foreheads and patches on their right arms with a mark of submission (thebismillah – Islamic creed of “in the name of Allah”) followed by two crossed swords, etched or inscribed on the material. The “Chi Xi Stigma” has been an enigma to the church and some have reckoned it as a symbol rather than a number. This mark (Chi Xi Stigma) has an uncanny resemblance to the bismillah combined with the universal Islamic symbol of crossed swords.
The Greek text translates forehead and hand into the plural form due to the word, “their” in the sentence construction; yet, it refers to the singular form of forehead and hand regarding the individual. The significance of the right hand or arm and forehead in the Islamic context derives from their traditions. Walid Shoebat comments on this fact:

Amazingly, and in keeping perfectly with what the Bible predicted so long ago regarding the beast and his mark, the badge is in fact an Islamic commandment from the prophet himself:  “Allah will save a man from my nation above all creation on Judgment Day. In front of him will be laid 99 registers for his sins. Every register is as long as the eye can see. Then he is asked, ‘Do you deny any of these?’ Then he says, ‘No Lord.’ Then he is asked, ‘Do you have any excuse?’ He responds, ‘No Lord.’ Then he is told, ‘You have but one good deed and there will be no condemnation for you today.’ A badge is brought forth. Scrolled across it are the words:  ‘No God but Allah, and Muhammad is his messenger.’ Then he is asked to bring forth his deeds. He asks, ‘O Lord, what is this badge that is with these registers?’ He is told, ‘You will receive no condemnation.’ The deeds are put on one hand, and the badge in the other. Then the registers will float and the badge will outweigh the registers” (Tirmuthi 2639).[30]
 Shoebat sums it up:The “Name of the Beast” along with variations of the name of Allah, is worn as a sign of submissionon the right arm or forehead. Islam is submission and allegiance to a foreign god; the Shahadatan is blasphemous, the badge worn by Muslims on the forehead—all of these things meet the Biblical requirements of the Mark of the Beast.[31] 
The “Shahadatan” is the Islamic creed or article/declaration of faith. It is an Arabic phrase “La ilaha il Allah, Muhammad Raul-Allah which literally means, “There is no God but Allah and Muhammad is The One sent by Allah (The Messenger of Allah).” This creed fits the definition of blashphemy on both counts:  First, it claims another foreign god besides Yahveh as the only true God; second, it places Muhammad to the prominent position that only Jesus can fulfill.[32]
“The Beast will come out from Al-Masjid Al-Haraam in Makkah (Mecca).” “The Prophet (Muhammad) took me to a place in the desert, near Makkah (Mecca). It was a dry piece of land surrounded by sand. The Prophet (Muhammad) said, ‘The Beast will emerge from this place.’ It was a very small area.”[33]
Likewise, in the Bible, the angel took John into the desert to see the “Woman” or “Whore of Babylon” riding a beast, likely coming out of the desert of Arabia. There are numerous biblical passages which equate the “Whore of Babylon,” geographically within Arabia which was part of the ancient Babylonian Empire.In addition, for those interested in extra-biblical prophecy, Nostradamus also predicted the Antichrist would come out of Arabia. A scenario where an Islamic leader (Mahdi) comes out of Arabia and sets himself up as ruler over Turkey and an Islamic Confederacy is quite possible. Or, this could infer the Antichrist would adhere to the Islamic “Beast” system originating in Arabia. This hypothesis is presented to inspire further research and investigation into this important element of eschatological study.

Significance of the “Right Hand”
Further parallels between Islam and the “Mark of the Beast” are evidenced by Muhammad’s obsession with the right hand or right side.The obsession with the right side was dominant in a myriad of pagan customs. While entering a mosque, one had to begin with the right foot. “The prophet used to start everything from the right (for good things) whenever it was possible in all his affairs, for example in washing, combing, or wearing shoes.”[48]An account of one of Muhammad’s meals was illustrative of his obsession: “Milk mixed with water was brought to Allah’s apostle while a bedouin was on his right side and Abu Bakr was on his left. He drank (of it) and then gave (it) to the Bedouin and said: The right, the right (first).”[49] Another account stated: “So Allah’s apostle said to me: O boy! Mention the name of Allah and eat with your right hand.”[50] Likewise, any bathroom duties could not be done with the right hand.[51]
If a Muslim was caught stealing, his right hand was cut off from his arm as dictated by Islamic law. By having the right hand cut off, the Muslim was degraded. The rigid Islamic law required one to eat and do most of one’s daily activities, as prescribed by Muhammad, with the right hand. The individual would thus become a social outcast from the Islamic community.
Muhammad had a fanatical and rigid custom of doing everything with the right hand and commanded his followers to do likewise. This strict adherence to Muhammad’s injunctions and habits continues into the present.
A friend of mine related an anecdotal account from his experience as an English teacher in Saudi Arabia. The first day of his arrival he reported to the personnel officer. He was an older man with a beard signifying his religious devotion. The officer held out his right hand while my friend attempted to hand his documents from his left hand. There was an awkward standoff for several seconds until my friend’s immediate boss leaned over and whispered, “right hand.” Once the papers were offered from the right hand they were accepted. In light of this tradition, one may deem this as another significant parallel between Islam and the “Mark of the Beast” on the right hand. Currently, Islamic devotees wear a mark of the bismillah or Islamic creed on their right arms; but in the future this may be easily changed to the right hand.
Standard Practice of BeheadingsThe poor woman above was about to become a victim of a Muslim execution (beheading).  One of the most glaring similarities between the Antichrist and the Mahdi involves the preferred method of killing. The Islamic mullahs teach that in the end times there will not be an option for subjects to live as dhimmis; thus, one must join the Islamic community of believers by submission to Allah or die (beheaded). If one chooses to submit to Allah they are given permission to buy and sell as fellow believers in the world-wide Caliphate Empire. This scenario has biblical parallels:. . . and I saw the souls of them that were beheaded for the witness of Jesus, and for the word of God, and which had not worshipped the beast, neither his image, neither had received his mark upon their foreheads, or in theirhands; and they lived and reigned with Christ a thousand years (Rev. 20:4).In addition, the Antichrist Empire will believe the following:  “The time cometh, that whosoever killeth you will think that he doeth God service” (Jn. 16:2).The entire history of Islam, since the seventh century, has incorporated mass beheadings as standard procedure. Muhammad himself took part in the beheadings of between six and nine hundred men of the Jewish tribe Banu Qurayza. Soon after this massacre he ordered the beheadings of another 400 Jews. Ibn Ishaq cites the event:
Abu Ubayda told me on the authority of Abu Amr, the Medinan, when the apostle got the better of the B. Qurayza he seized about four hundred men from the Jews who had been allies of Aus against Khazraj, and ordered that they should be beheaded.[12]
Muhammad set the pattern for Muslims to follow, “Ye have indeed in the Messenger of Allah an excellent exampler” (Qur’an 33:21). Indeed, all the following generations of Caliphs and Islamic leaders continued Muhammad’s preferred method to kill by beheading. Even in the modern era of the 1980s, Afghan Jihad warriors beheaded an estimated 3000 soviet troops.[13] The Saudi Arabian government continues to decapitate anyone for criminal offenses of the kingdom such as witchcraft, apostasy, drug dealing, homosexuality, etc. Shoebat analyzes the phenomena:
No other world empire practiced beheading like Islam. The Roman Empire’s primary method of execution of non-citizens was crucifixion, while the Catholic Church was drowning or burning. Only Islam has such a long-standing historical tradition of beheading, even having specific commandments in its “holy book” to “strike off their necks” (Qur’an 47:4).[14]
One may recall incidents of al-Qaeda displaying disturbing video feeds of live beheadings. Once the Islamic Caliphate becomes official, under the leadership of the Mahdi, mass beheadings will commence worldwide, for all who refuse to receive his mark or bow to his image.
Again, Islam fits the theme of beheading those who do not submit to Islam or the Mahdi/Antichrist or (worship/bow/submit) to his image (Crescent Moon or the Black Stone of Mecca). The Black Stone is an idol or image in the historical, archaeological, and theological definition. All Muslims are required to bow to the Black Stone of Mecca in their daily prayers.

The Faith of Islam requires BLIND obedience to the Prophet Mohammed and to his writings.  This is one of the conditions of setting up a complete authoritarian state.  But, instead of being secular, it is a theocracy whereby the government, the faith and even the money are nearly "meshed" together under faith obligations.

Sahala: 111 Times A Day; 666 A Week: Satan Is Called "Allahu Akbar"
(1) Muslims are required to say, "Allahu Akbar" 111 times per day for 6 days - Saturday thru Thursday during Sahala (Islamic prayer time) - adding up to 666 times the saying is said.  More so, most Muslims believe that the name of Allah is 666.
Since the Beast is Satan, Saint John the Divine warned in the Book of Revelation that anyone who worshipped the Beast, the Mark or the Number of its name would be cast into hell. (Chapter 13)
(2) The Black Stone and the Shaheed Headband are thought to be instruments whereby Muslims can be excused of their sins on and before Judgment Day.  There is NO ROCK and NO PIECE OF CLOTH that can or will excuse sins.  This is a delusion and the only way for sins to be forgiven is by God ALONE - and the debt of all sins was paid in blood by the blood of Christ Jesus when he was crucified, died and was buried.  All of those sins were also buried with the Lord Jesus.
Furthermore, the rock and the cloth headband are a false and counterfeit salvation for Jesus Christ.
The Rock is also the "cornerstone" of the Kabba - a counterfeit cornerstone who is actually Jesus Christ.
Luke 20:17Jesus looked directly at them and asked, “Then what is the meaning of that which is written: “‘The stone the builders rejected has become the cornerstone’?
What this refers to is that Jesus, not the stone which Muslims worship, will end up being the true cornerstone of faith - the accepted promised Messiah who will reign triumphantly in the end of human political history and his reign will never end.
Finally, the worship of the stone is IDOLATRY and this action contradicts the very first Commandment of Moses:
Exodus 20:3“You shall have no other gods before me.
(3) Islam means, "submission" and Islam is the Faith of submitting.  In fact, the religion of Islam teaches submission to all adherents and also that all Muslims are "slaves to Allah" and that all people are beholden to Allah in all things and in all manners of things.
Conversely, Christianity teaches about freedom and the truth.  Earlier, Jesus proclaims he is the truth and that the truth shall set you free:
John 8:32Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.”
In contrast, Satan binds his subjects.  In fact, this slavery can even lead to spiritual blindness and refusal to seek, find and acknowledge the truth of Jesus and the falsehood of Satan.  Satan refuses to release anything back to God Yehweh because of Satan's own intense hatred of God.  Sin, a tool of the Devil, works to place an eternal wedge in the relationships between God and man.  Additionally, this wedge works to solidify Satan's ownership over mankind.

(4) The 12th (and last Mahdi) appear to be the Antichrist - the other arch enemy of Jesus and the Muslim people eagerly await him as Mohammed wrote:
Sura 27:82The Beast shall arrive and the Muslim people will give rise to him.
Additionally, Muslims believe that the Beast will seal the believers (so that they can be distinguished from the non-believers by a stamp on the forehead or the right hand.
Here is what Saint John the Divine wrote concerning the Beast of Revelation:
Revelation 13The Beast out of the SeaThe dragon[a] stood on the shore of the sea. And I saw a beast coming out of the sea.  It had ten horns and seven heads, with ten crowns on its horns, and on each head a blasphemous name. The beast I saw resembled a leopard, but had feet like those of a bear and a mouth like that of a lion. The dragon gave the beast his power and his throne and great authority. One of the heads of the beast seemed to have had a fatal wound, but the fatal wound had been healed. The whole world was filled with wonder and followed the beast. People worshiped the dragon because he had given authority to the beast, and they also worshiped the beast and asked, “Who is like the beast? Who can wage war against it?”
The beast was given a mouth to utter proud words and blasphemies and to exercise its authority for forty-two months. It opened its mouth to blaspheme God, and to slander his name and his dwelling place and those who live in heaven. It was given power to wage war against God’s holy people and to conquer them. And it was given authority over every tribe, people, language and nation. All inhabitants of the earth will worship the beast—all whose names have not been written in the Lamb’s book of life, the Lamb who was slain from the creation of the world.[b] 
Whoever has ears, let them hear.10 “If anyone is to go into captivity,    into captivity they will go.If anyone is to be killed[c] with the sword,    with the sword they will be killed.”[d]
This calls for patient endurance and faithfulness on the part of God’s people.The Beast out of the Earth.
11 Then I saw a second beast, coming out of the earth. It had two horns like a lamb, but it spoke like a dragon. 12 It exercised all the authority of the first beast on its behalf, and made the earth and its inhabitants worship the first beast, whose fatal wound had been healed. 13 And it performed great signs, even causing fire to come down from heaven to the earth in full view of the people. 14 Because of the signs it was given power to perform on behalf of the first beast, it deceived the inhabitants of the earth. It ordered them to set up an image in honor of the beast who was wounded by the sword and yet lived. 15 The second beast was given power to give breath to the image of the first beast, so that the image could speak and cause all who refused to worship the image to be killed. 16 It also forced all people, great and small, rich and poor, free and slave, to receive a mark on their right hands or on their foreheads, 17 so that they could not buy or sell unless they had the mark, which is the name of the beast or the number of its name.
18 This calls for wisdom. Let the person who has insight calculate the number of the beast, for it is the number of a man.[e] That number is 666.
Expository of the Meaning of Revelation 13
(1)  The Bible has always been clear about the region about which it makes a very clear reference: The Middle East.  Very few times has the Bible mentioned any other place, it was in reference to the location of a person, church or city and its involvement in Middle East Biblical History was limited in scope.
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(2) There are 10 great kingdoms of the Middle East of Any discernible size.  These include the following countries:
i. Egypt
ii. Jordan
iii Syria (The Leopard)
iv. Turkey
v. Iraq (Lion)
vi. Iran (Bear)
vii Saudi Arabia
vii Yemen
viii Oman
ix. United Arab Emirates
x. Lebanon
Note: Kuwait is too small to include in this count and has always been traditionally considered part of the Euphrates-Tigris larger community in what is present day Iraq.  Greece is not included any longer as it is predominately a Christian country and located in the European continent and included in the Euro-zone.  These countries would constitute each of the "Heads of the Beast" which is Islam.  "The 7 Horns" are the future kings (dictators or presidents) with the "10 crowns" symbolizing the 10 kingdoms of this "10 Headed Beast."  Apparently, the kings will most likely have titles that are blasphemous against the True God of Moses and Jesus.
Although there is a modern movement to restore a unified Caliphate in the Middle East, it is prophesied by the Bible that this movement will engulf the world.
The most populous countries that are most brutal with regard to Jews, Israel and Christians are those countries who have promised conflict with Israel in the recent past and where human rights violations are the most common and blatant.
(3) Satan gives Islam, Mohammed and Allah his crown, authority and great power to wield over the people living in those areas and subjugates them with Sharia Law.
(4) Additionally, it appears that Turkey, (the Beast) once the seat of the Great Ottoman Empire, appears to recapture her power after being re-established as a nation after WWI.  The Ottoman Empire was already on the threshold of death with governmental corruption and civil war.  Once the "fate" of the Ottoman Empire was sealed by its destruction, Turkey recovered to become one of the economic and leading powers of the Middle East - (recovering from the fatal wound of losing its Empire).
(5) Ultimately, it is Satan who receives the worship through Allah, through Mohammed and through the Qu'ran (summed up as "Islam" and it is "Islam" who speaks and its image is "Allahu Akbar").  It is the Qu'ran that is the Beast who speaks...  It's words speak the blasphemes and lies against Jesus whose enemy is Satan.
(6) The multitude of people here is the people of the Beast - Mohammed and Satan.  It is the opinion of these multitudes that Islam cannot and will never be defeated.
(7) While the 42 months have not yet come to pass, it does appear that Islam is filled with blasphemies against Jesus and God and riddled with untruths.
(8) Ultimately, Islam will be able to overcome the Jewish people (and quite possibly the Church) in its war against the saints - invariably conquering them and putting them under submission.
(9) Islam will conquer the world and every nation will worship the Beast and its image.  Chances are, the Church and all Jews who believe in Jesus will be removed from the earth (as well as the Spirit of Restraint - the Holy Spirit) and this will literally open the way for world dominance of Islam.